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Never forget who you are

Thursday June 19th 2014

Hi everyone,   It feels like yesterday since I walked into St. Mary’s and began my fresher’s week nervous, worried and very much overwhelmed by my new surroundings. Meeting new people, beginning a new course and having to become very independent was a huge culture shock. “What would this year be like?” and, “Am I […]

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Baby Boom

Thursday June 19th 2014

Ahhhhh- I forgot what it felt like to have a lie on past 7 o’clock! But I am really cherishing the 11am lie ins as they are few and far between!! Only a couple of weeks into my official summer holidays and I already feel relaxed and rejuvenated from the exam stress and pressure. I […]

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Oh yeah, we’re here for a degree…

Thursday June 19th 2014

AOÍFE NÍ SHIADHÁIL- BEALTAINE 2014 This month was entirely taken up with exam season and the realisation that we came to coláiste to get a degree. After all the laughter and all the chaos, it was time to be a nerd again. It wasn’t pretty agus ní raibh an chraic maith but I suppose the […]

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Night of Legends in Carton House

Friday May 16th 2014

On May 1st 2014, Carton House hosted the most amazing line up of Irish Sporting Legends, ever to be brought together in aid of Michaela Foundation. ‘Night of Legends’ brought the biggest stars from their respective sports together for an evening of fine dining, sports chat and memorabilia auctioning in the exquisite Carton House. Brian […]

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Family, Friends and Easter Bunnies!

Friday May 16th 2014

Now that the long awaited teaching practice is finally over, the comedown has been, quite frankly, VERY easy to adjust to. Much to Mammy’s annoyance I have resumed my stereotypical student-y regime of leaving plates beside the sink hoping they’ll be washed sometime in the next week and being quite content with what I know […]

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I don’t want my first year to be over already!

Friday May 16th 2014

When you read this, the Easter holidays will well and truly be over. Lent is finished, chocolate Easter eggs have been ate to the point of bursting, and the final 3 weeks of the semester are underway before exam season starts – eek! I was told on a regular basis how the second semester goes […]

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Summer time madness

Friday May 16th 2014

Twenty four weeks have flown by and I am officially finished my first year at University of Ulster, Coleraine! No more lectures, seminars, tutorials or practicals for three to four months- happy days! With just two exams to complete in the middle of May, my ‘official’ summer holidays are just around the corner. I only […]

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How not to pick a winning horse

Friday May 16th 2014

Dia dhaoibh arís a chairde ! By the time you’re reading this I will be officially done with my lectures and maybe even have started my exams already. It’s mental ! First year completely over and done with when it seems like only yesterday I had my orientation week. I suppose that so much has […]

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